Maharashtra Government Reduces Duty Hours Of Women Police Personnel To 8 Hours

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Mumbai, 24th September 2021: The Government of Maharashtra has taken a big decision for women police officers in the state. The government has now reduced the duty hours of women cops from 12 hours to 8 hours, informed Maharashtra Director General Police Sanjay Pandey on Friday.


According to a report, recently the DGP issued instructions to the chiefs of city and district police not to give night patrolling duty or other such stressful work to the lower rank officers a day before their weekly holiday.


DGP Pandey had said in his order that, his office has come to know that police officers and constables are given night patrolling or 24-hour duty a day before their weekly off.


Thanking Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Home Minister Dilip Walse- Patil, NCP leader and Baramati MP Supriya Sule tweeted, “The Maharashtra government has decided to reduce the working hours of women police officers from 12 hrs to 8 hrs a day. This is a really good initiative by the state government as this will help to have better coordination between family and the duties of women officers”.


Sule, who is Daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar said,”I thank Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister from bottom of my heart for taking this decision”.